Pakistan: Ancient Sikh gurdwara reopened after 7 decades in Peshawar

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Peshawar, Mar 31: An ancient Sikh gurdwara has been reopened for worship in Pakistan's Peshawar after a gap of 70 years, media reported.

The ancient Sikh gurdwara located in Jogiwara Street of Hashtnagri reopened during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dawn online reported.

Sikh temple reopened in Peshawar

"The reopening of the temple would not cause hurdle in movement of the people in the area and both Muslim and Sikhs would live peacefully. "We have assured the local residents in an agreement that they will have no problems with reopening of the worship place," Suran Singh, Adviser to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Minorities was quoted as saying.

The temple was closed down before creation of Pakistan after a dispute between Sikhs and Muslims around 70 years ago.

Religious rituals such as Ardas and recitation of Guru Granth Sahib, holy book of Sikhs, were performed in the temple.

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"Opening of the temple was a big favour of the government in general and people of Peshawar in particular to the Sikh community," said Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) Member Sardar Bishan Singh.

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